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Ukraine: Obama Accuses Putin Of Defying Accord
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Posted on 04/24/2014 12:23:21 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Barack Obama has warned Russia could face "consequences" after accusing the Kremlin of not honouring an international agreement aimed at defusing the Ukraine crisis.

The Geneva accord between Russia, Ukraine, the US and EU called for an end to violence in eastern Ukraine and compelled armed groups to surrender weapons and leave official buildings.

But a week on, the US President said he was ready to "ramp up further sanctions" if Russia continued to disregard the spirit of the agreement.

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: obama; putin; russia; ukraine

1 posted on 04/24/2014 12:23:21 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The Russians are already resigned to the prospect of further sanctions. It won’t deter them from defending their national interests should the situation arise.


2 posted on 04/24/2014 12:27:47 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: All
Related thread:

Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach

3 posted on 04/24/2014 12:33:55 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: goldstategop

Will Germany really freeze doing without Russian gas in order to punish Putin?!

If not, then Billions continue to flow into Russia.

Putin wins.

Idiots like 0bama think playing into that scenario is to their benefit.

They are wrong.


4 posted on 04/24/2014 12:37:25 AM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Hey, Obama: you don’t want to go there.

Go off with Reggie and leave these important matters to adults.


5 posted on 04/24/2014 12:44:01 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

This president has zero ability to raise any sort of consciousness in other leaders. This is a complete disaster.


6 posted on 04/24/2014 12:47:16 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: goldstategop

With “the right to be stupid Kerry”, this president has zero ability to raise any sort of consciousness in other leaders. This is a complete disaster.


7 posted on 04/24/2014 12:48:38 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Barack Obama has warned Russia could face "consequences"

Oh no! Not (gasp!) Consequences.


8 posted on 04/24/2014 12:51:59 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Southack
"Idiots like 0bama think playing into that scenario is to their benefit."

What King Barry cares about is getting a pipeline from Saudi Arabia into Europe and diverting all the money EU countries pay Russia for gas to the Saudis. Everything else is just window dressing and opportunism on the part of his crony capitalist pals.

9 posted on 04/24/2014 12:51:59 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: lavaroise
Well,....it gets Obamacare off the Front pages of the Newspapers.
10 posted on 04/24/2014 12:53:22 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: nathanbedford

Oh I AM SURE Putin IS SHAKING in his boots tonight!!!!


11 posted on 04/24/2014 12:54:47 AM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Kit cat
To get to the land of Consequences just skip down the yellow brick road, turn left at Oz and step across the Red Line.


12 posted on 04/24/2014 12:57:46 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Rashputin
A pipeline to Europe?...

Thru Syria?

13 posted on 04/24/2014 12:57:49 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
July 4
Putin’s July 4th Message

April 23
RAF fighter jets scrambled to investigate Russian planes

14 posted on 04/24/2014 1:00:40 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: nathanbedford

LOL!!! TRUE, TRUE!!!!


15 posted on 04/24/2014 1:04:35 AM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

And so did Dutch and Denmark...see #3.


16 posted on 04/24/2014 1:08:41 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Obama: New Russia sanctions are "teed up," but Putin can change course
"We have been preparing for the prospect that we're going to have to engage in further sanctions. Those are teed up. It requires some technical work, and it also requires coordination with other countries," the president said.

Why Sanctions Will Cost Russia More Than America
“The fundamental thing is that Russia’s GDP is 2.9% of global GDP, and U.S. trade with Russia is about 1% of total U.S. trade,” says Anders Aslund, a Russian specialist at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. “In the big scheme of things, Russia’s economy doesn’t much matter,” he adds.

...If the U.S. targets the top four state-run Russian banks, says Aslund, the E.U. could even benefit economically and the U.S. could significantly hurt the Russian economy. “If Russian finances are being hit, which I favor, then the money would flow out of Russia,” says Aslund.

17 posted on 04/24/2014 1:14:41 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Thanks,...

Obama is playing with fire,....Will Merkel support these sanctions,.,,is a big question.,

Got to hit the rack....Ancient eyes are not cooperating....please excuse the typos,

18 posted on 04/24/2014 1:22:52 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Berlin_Freeper
North Korean health system crumbling as shortages and sanctions bite
19 posted on 04/24/2014 1:24:33 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Obama is out in front of Merkel, which is good because I don’t think she trusts him (she was being spied on personally) nor should trust him.

By all means FRiend, have a good sleep!


20 posted on 04/24/2014 1:30:56 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

~U.S. trade with Russia is about 1% of total U.S. trade~

Do you think Russia has any significant trade with US?


21 posted on 04/24/2014 1:44:34 AM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: wetphoenix
U.S. exports to Russia totaled $11.2 billion in 2011, according to the Observatory of Economic Complexity, while Russian exports to the U.S. totaled $26.4 billion. Because those exports represent a larger part of Russia’s overall economy, Moscow would be hurt more than the U.S. in a trade war.

22 posted on 04/24/2014 1:52:26 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: nathanbedford
I like that little photo you always include with your posts.

he looks like a guy you wouldn't want to piss off.


23 posted on 04/24/2014 1:55:16 AM PDT by Bobalu (What cannot be programmed cannot be physics)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Barry Barker? The 21st century host of Truth or Consequences…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nmc8zO3CBI


24 posted on 04/24/2014 1:56:49 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Berlin_Freeper

IMHO, stakes are too dismal from both sides to ever call it a trade war.


25 posted on 04/24/2014 1:58:29 AM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Don’t you have more flexibility now, Barry?…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsFR8DbSRQE


26 posted on 04/24/2014 1:59:33 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Playing with fire is putting it mildly.

Russia and China could collude to end the dollar’s reign as the world’s reserve currency...the end of the petrodollar.
Everyone would rush to dump dollars.

Our economy would collapse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FNGkeuFt9Y


27 posted on 04/24/2014 2:03:55 AM PDT by Bobalu (What cannot be programmed cannot be physics)
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To: wetphoenix
You are entitled to your wishful thinking, trade war is only part of the costs calculation though... Russia will suffer gravely from capital flight.
28 posted on 04/24/2014 2:07:23 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

It is suffering from capital flight for decades. Nothing new.


29 posted on 04/24/2014 2:09:23 AM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: Bobalu

Yes because China has an interest in destroying all that wealth we owe them - LoL!


30 posted on 04/24/2014 2:12:10 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: wetphoenix

Uh huh? LoL!

I know Putin Fanboys demand to have their cake and eat it too... but starting a new Cold War will not go well for Russia, look at the Soviet Union.


31 posted on 04/24/2014 2:16:16 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Well, as far as political system is walking along with economy, I guess if these sanctions are to take effect, Obama might also take credit for a rivival of communism in Russia.


32 posted on 04/24/2014 2:33:32 AM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: wetphoenix

ODUMBO is criticizing Putin? He (odumbo) is the last person to be criticizing someone else.


33 posted on 04/24/2014 3:58:51 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

So? Obama defies the U.S. Law and Constitution all the time. At this point, what difference does it make?


34 posted on 04/24/2014 4:10:55 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach


35 posted on 04/24/2014 6:10:54 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I think the proposed line just goes north through Iraq and into Turkey, not through Eastern Syria. A line that taps off of that one and goes south to Egypt would pass through Syria though but I'm not sure what the purpose of a line south to Egypt is.
36 posted on 04/24/2014 7:35:40 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Oh boy Putin is in trouble now, here comes another red line as soon as mac daddy returns from China and his bowing to a robot.


37 posted on 04/24/2014 9:00:34 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc
Guess Putin is warning the Ukraine government this morning,
38 posted on 04/24/2014 10:25:56 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Obama: New Russia sanctions are "teed up," but Putin can change course.

Today, April 24, 2014: Obama finally gets serious about Putin!
New sanctions against Russia are "Teed Up".

Wow! When the teleprompter of the golfer-in-chief of America uses golfing metaphors, you KNOW he's really getting serious this time.

Upcoming planned soundbites re sanctions:


39 posted on 04/24/2014 2:49:03 PM PDT by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC (Folks ask about my politics. I say: I dont belong to any organized political party. I'm a Republican)
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To: Bobalu
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40 posted on 04/25/2014 4:13:25 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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